Diary as of 4/22 – 5/3/10
4/22 I finally rescued Peggy! It was an exciting catch – Apparently I am getting some skills now 😀 😀 . I removed the washing peg and noticed that there was no damage to the toe and she received a green ring, #R3 and off she went!
4/23 Pina laid her second egg – #10
Willy is such a dear father-to-be and mate. He is so reliable and changes egg sitting duty with Pina regularly. He loves Pina very much and they look so sweet together:
4/24 Winnie is hospitalized now since 9 weeks! And I thought she would be a “quickie” to recover. What was I thinking?
4/25 Pina weighs only 338 gr – so I decided to hand feed her again 3 times a day. This weight is not bad but is not enough to give her some resources if the infection is coming back.
Exchanged Pina’s eggs with the plaster eggs.
Emma laid second egg #45 – strangely late – it is more than 3 days between the two.
4/26 Mounted a net on the balcony – only half is closed off now in order to reduce the traffic – because of that rotten neighbour.
4/29 Pina weighs 350 gr again – so my hand feeding is showing results. I also can feel that she’s got “more flesh on her ribs” again! This is very good – I am content.
4/30 Exchanged Emma’s eggs and found that one egg was not fertile. I already wondered that she had laid that egg 3 days after the first – so there was something wrong with it. This happened for the first time since I am monitoring her.
5/1 Willy sits on the eggs since 9.00 this morning and does not move from the nest at all. He just now left after 7 hours!!! The weather is not very nice today and also cool again after it had been quite warm the last few days.
Winnie seems to feel cold a bit also – she is puffed up so I closed the window.
Pina is flying around in the studio and we are playing with her quite often the “catch and hit” game which means either she has to catch and bite my finger or I am using a stick with a feather mounted on the top. She loves this game and it keeps the bloodpressure going.
Oh my – Lilly laid an egg again in the middle of the balcony floor, just on the plain concrete. Due to my rotten neighnour I cannot give her a nest again. I am really sad and desperate. When will she and Mr. Bossy understand that they have to find another place for nesting?
Pauline already lost her’s last week on the balustrade. I could watch her pressing it out just on the balustrade. Looked quite painful and I could see that she had something like contractions. She must have been in pain because she closed her eyes often. And of course I was so struck that I forgot the camera again.
5/2 Today is weighing day again:
Pina – 344 gr, Winnie – 359 gr
5/3 Willy sleeps tonight in his box inside – it is very ugly outside, rainy and cold: only 11°. He sat for 8 1/2 hours on the eggs – since 9 am.
Winnie has a little relapse since yesterday – poor little one. I carried her around a couple of times while she had a few seizures.
Angelo missing since 2 days! I think he has babies and is very busy!